Monday, April 21, 2014

Great Horned Owl sighted in Cheverly

Chainsaw sculptor Joseph Stebbing, Jr. of Thurmont works on a dead white oak tree in front of the Cheverly community center.  He is carving a Great Horned Owl today and should be back tomorrow to paint and seal the wood. The CHVBlog applauds the decision to beautify the grounds of the community center and add art to our parks.  Other works by Joseph can be viewed at

Finished carving - Owl and owlets

Friday, April 18, 2014

Cheverly Day is coming!

Cheverly Day is right around the corner! 
This year, Cheverly Day celebrates the many community groups and and activities that make Cheverly fit together so well...Cheverly truly is more than the sum of its parts!
Visit the Cheverly Day blog and website for the latest details...or follow everything on Facebook and Twitter.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Legion Post 108 Chili Cook-Off on April 5th!

Do you have a chili recipe? DON'T SHARE IT YET!!!!

You may have heard inklings about the chili cook-off- and they're true: it is happening and we NEED NEED NEED more entries!!!! Right now we have a few locals, and a few non-locals, - but not enough cumulative entries yet to really test the palates of our esteemed judges panel (which includes our very own Chief Robshaw and celebrated The Grateful Table chef!).   We NEED at least 15 more entries from our great community - so do NOT be shy, and please contact us right away!! Remember, this is a fun and low-key activity that helps your local veterans. We NEED your entries- so please step up.

Lane Thompson 202-674-6898
Eli Robertson 410-919-7937

Details are:

Saturday, April 5 – Cheverly American Legion Post 108 Second Annual Chili Cook-Off.

We will again host a chili-cook-off that will leave your taste-buds reeling!  Entries from all over are desired, not just our uprooted Texans  – here is your chance to shine, earn some bragging rights, and a cash prize!  You can make a run at it solo, or team up with neighbors, friends, and family. Number of entries is limited, don't delay!

Registration will be open until March 28, and the competition entry fee will be $20 plus a required quantity of chili. Guest tickets at the door will be $15, which includes chili and one free drink or beer tasting.  For more information and to register online, visit or stop by the Dugout to pick up a registration form. We hope you'll join us and be part of this one-of-a-kind event.

Proudly sponsored by; judging partly provided by

Editor's Note:  Chili Cook-Off Winners -
First place: Patrick and Amy Gavin ($150)
Second place: Gavin and Jen Daniels ($100)
Third place: Chad and Nancy Clay ($50)
People's Choice Award: Gavin and Jen Daniels ($100)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

CUMC Pancake Supper - Postponed until April 1st!

The CUMC Pancake Supper has been postponed until Tuesday, April 1st!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ladies Night at the Legion THIS Friday!!

Cheverly's American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 108 had the second highest ALA growth in the state of Maryland last year and we want to keep that growth we've started a new tradition of Third Friday Ladies Night at the American Legion Dugout (the downstairs bar).

The Dugout is a members-only bar (and an awesome benefit of joining the Legion family!!), but, on every Friday evening, the Cheverly American Legion graciously invites the community in to the Dugout (come check out their Queen of Hearts game!!), and on the third Friday of each month, the Cheverly Auxiliary specially hosts the ladies of Cheverly at the Dugout from 7:30pm until 10pm to get together and have fun! Members of the Auxiliary will also provide some light snacks this Friday.

Of course men are welcome on third Fridays, too, but we are especially welcoming and inviting the women of Cheverly to come out to the Dugout for some drinks and conversation on those nights.

Special Announcement: Do you have any new or used Wii or Wii-U games that you are willing to pass along to a worthy cause? The Cheverly American Legion Auxiliary Unit 108 is collecting new or used Wii-U and Wii games as part of a statewide Auxiliary project to donate these games to the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training (MCVET). Sports and adventure games are preferred; no violent or graphic games, please. If you have games to donate please reply directly or contact the Auxiliary at or bring your games to Ladies Night this Friday!

We hope to see you there this Friday!!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Here's why we love Cheverly...

The word went out on this blog and social media overnight that there would be a Cheverly Snowball Fight at Legion Park at 4:30 today. Not only did families show up, Mayor Mike was a very good sport as nearly every single person took their turn pelting him with snow. To be fair, the man has pretty good aim.

So thanks, Cheverly, and Mr. Mayor, for a great afternoon throwing snowballs in the center of town.

You can see photos on the Cheverly Day blog...

East vs. West Snowball Fight Today!!!

image via flickr's creative commons
Meet your friends and neighbors at Legion Park today (Friday, February 14) for a grand snowball battle. 4:30 is the tipoff (kickoff?), so dress warm and get ready!

And if you see those great folks from Public Works, make sure to thank them for the excellent job they've done with all the snow in the past 48 hours!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Get your knitting and crocheting (and help others) on this Wednesday night!

Join the St. Ambrose Stitching Bees on Wednesday, February 5, for a night of stitching for a good cause! Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are welcome.

The goal? To create 30 scarves and 30 hats by December 2014 for people in need. Our handmade goods will be added to the Christmas bags that the St. Ambrose Ladies of Charity donate to the Prince George's County Hospital each year.

We'll use machine washable fibers, and while we have some materials and needles, we welcome participants to bring their own materials as well.

The kickoff meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 5, 7pm, in the Art Room at St. Ambrose School. We plan to get together once a month (third Wednesday) to stitch and socialize...and, hopefully, produce some gorgeous handmade products to keep special people warm next winter.

For more information, please contact organizers Lorelei Mattics, Terry Montgomery, Marisa Bougoin, or Laura Green. You can also track the Stitching Bees' progress on Ravelry!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Cheverly Holiday Decoration Winners


Grand Prize:         

1)   2704 Cheverly Ave                    Snowflake Garden

Best Traditional:

1)   2711 Crest Ave                            Santa’s Elves

2)   3402 Cheverly Ave                    Gingerbread House

3)   3001 Crest Ave                            Williamsburg Home


Best Child Appeal:

1)   3205 Tremont Ave                    Winter Play Land

2)   3008 Park Way                           Santa’s Workshop

3)   3306 Belleview                           Holiday Presents

Honorable Mentions – no particular order

-        6123 Landover Road                            Cheverly’s First Decorations

-        6407 Landover Road #204                Best Apartment

-        3608 Legion Drive                                 Best Non-Profit

-        3321 Oak Street                                      Icicle Palace

3123 Belleview                                       Most Santa’s

-        2814 63rd Ave                                          Best Lighted Wreath

-        6001 State Street                                   Best of Old Ward 4

-        2807 Woodway                                       Most Blue-tiful

-        2346 Belleview                                       Best Porch

-        2917 Hillside                                            Canine Holiday  

-        2303 Crestlawn                                       Deer by the Fire

-        2803 Crest Ave                                         Best Multi-Media

-        2410 59th Ave                                           Construction Zone

NYE Party at the Legion - Only $10 per person!

Ring in the New Year with your friends and neighbors at the most convenient and best-priced shindig around! You are invited to join the Cheverly American Legion Auxiliary for the 3rd Annual New Year's Eve Party, hosted at the Cheverly American Legion Dugout.  This event continues to grow in popularity: space is limited and is anticipated to sell out- so secure your reservations now (and get your friends to do the same). There will be great local brewed craft beers, special cocktails, and fine wine. There will be complimentary light hors d'oeuvres, party accoutrements, and midnight champagne toast. Tickets/reservations: $10 per head. Reservations are required and availability is limited.  To secure your reservation, visit the Legion Dugout during its opening hours (daily 4 to 10 pm), or email us at Questions should be addressed to the preceding email address, or by phone to Megan Daly at 301-602-1121. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Finish your Shopping at the Holiday Market this Saturday!

Why battle the malls when you can shop conveniently at the Holiday Market at the community center?  Stay warm and dry as you shop this Saturday from 8 AM until 12 Noon.  Come early for best selections!  For a line up of vendors and a few surprises, see the Cheverly Community Market Blog.